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>> The TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's Dystopian novel, the Handmaid's Tale, is heading to Hulu. And on Friday, the creators of the show premiered the series at the Tribeca Film Festival. Originally published in 1985, the book imagined a totalitarian society where women are forced into sexual servitude and pollution has caused widespread infertility and a shrinking population.
Reuters correspondent Jill Serjeant was at the premiere.>> This series, it's creating a lot of buzz at the moment. And that's because, although it was written in 1985, it seems to land at a very kind of relevant time, especially in the United States. It's landing at a time when women in particular feel that they're reproductive rights and their fundamental civil rights are under threat.
>> Women's rights have been in jeopardy for a long, long time
d it's only getting worse. So, I think, if people take a good reminder from it, then that's great.>> The fiction has become closer to reality and I think there are certain themes which are very prescient.
Women's rights, autonomy on their bodies and decisions I think, the environment.>> The show's producer said, the story is not just relevant but a cautionary tale as well.>> So it's just that awareness, raising awareness about not taking the rights that we have for granted. And also how quickly things can change in an instant.
>> The ten-part series premiers April 26th.